Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy

Front Cover
Human Kinetics, Sep 6, 2013 - Science - 224 pages

Going far beyond standard pull-ups, push-ups, and squats, Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy presents 156 unique exercises that work every muscle in the body. Detailed anatomical artwork accompanies step-by-step instructions for performing each exercise anytime, anywhere, without the need for equipment or machines. 

 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
6
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - napaxton - LibraryThing

Extremely good overview of exercises that will help you build strength using just or primarily the weight of your own body. Contreras points out exactly what muscles you will work primarily and ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - morningrob - LibraryThing

This book is an excellent book for those who wish to use their own body weight in strength training. It contains tips on creating a program. The book is divided by the muscle group. This book is most ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
5
Chapter 3
19
Chapter 4
35
Chapter 5
55
Chapter 6
87
Chapter 7
105
Chapter 8
143
Chapter 9
157
Chapter 10
167
Chapter 11
187
About the Author
212
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

Bret Contreras, PhD, MS, CSCS, has become known in the strength and conditioning industry as the Glute Guy because of his expertise in helping clients develop strong, shapely glutes. In 2015 he earned his PhD in sport science from the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, where he studied under biomechanics expert John Cronin. Contreras has conducted numerous electromyography experiments in his research.

As the former owner of Lifts Studio in Scottsdale, Arizona, Contreras worked closely with hundreds of clients ranging from sedentary people to elite athletes, and he invented a glute-strengthening machine called the Hip Thruster. He currently trains figure competitors, writes programs for clients from all over the world, and consults for various professional sport teams. He is the author of the bestselling book Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy (Human Kinetics, 2014) and coauthor of Strong Curves (Victory Belt, 2013).

Contreras is a distinguished lecturer in strength and conditioning, presenting at many conferences throughout the United States, including those hosted by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is editor in chief of the NCSA's Personal Training Quarterly and cofounder of Strength & Conditioning Research Review. He is a peer-reviewed author and regular contributor to well-known industry publications including Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Oxygen, and MuscleMag. Oxygen magazine voted him the Glute Expert in their 2010 glutes edition. Contreras maintains the Strength of Evidence Podcast, where he discusses important topics in strength and conditioning.

Bibliographic information